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Coke Votes to Keep Toxic BPA

Coke Votes to Keep Toxic BPA

It’s not bad enough that Coca-Cola produces some of the most health-damaging beverages available for consumption – now it has ignored scientific evidence and a quarter of its own shareholders’ wishes to keep bisphenol A (BPA) in its cans.

Ample research proves the toxic effects of BPA on both fertility and human development.  BPA is a known hormone-disruptor.  The science that Coca-Cola executives choose to ignore has already led to bans on BPA in many baby products in Canada and the European Union.  There are even efforts to ban BPA use in tin cans in some American states and the U.S. government’s national toxicology program has expressed its concerns about the effect of current BPA exposure on the brains, behavior and prostate glands for foetuses, infants and children.

It is not surprising that a corporation puts financial self-interest ahead of consumer health but a substantial number of shareholders – usually enough to influence business decision-making in public companies – had the integrity to demand it.  They were ignored but as a consumer, you can speak with your purchases.  Let Coca-Cola know how you feel about toxic chemicals like BPA in beverages.

Adapted with permission from World’s Healthiest News by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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1:19AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


8:38AM PST on Feb 22, 2013

well hello , it's all about the money to them !

8:35AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

So get the plastic. Free choice. I don't recall any reports of the Coke company kidnapping people and forcing the stuff down anyone's throat with a tube. If you're concerned about your health, there is Google. Use it. If not, eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

1:07PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

This is insidious. Coca Cola...there's nothing natural about it. What's so terrible is the way Coke is marketed around the world in developing nations. Its cheaper than water. And since Coke produces bottled water too, they can affect the price. Coke is addictive, so once you've got the kids addicted, there goes any hope for nutrition, as the money is being spent on empty, and health harming calories.

12:05PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

When companies put health issues ahead of the almighty dollar, we can expect change.
Wonder how many Coke execs & their families drink their own product?

3:54AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Just about any canned good you open today...has a BPA lining! Sadly, a lot of people are not aware of daily people's consumption of BPA, is about tripled to what they believe they are consuming. Scary!

4:16PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

I agree that all sodas are bad for you and very upset about BPA continuing.

4:04PM PST on Feb 16, 2013


2:58PM PST on Feb 16, 2013


12:11PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

All sodas are bad for you.

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